Chintang and Puma Documentation Project (CPDP)
Code of Conduct for Fair Use of CPDP material
(“Fair Use Code of Conduct”)


1 Whoever is granted access to (parts of) the CPDP Archive must agree to the following rules of fair use.
2 This document makes frequent reference to the Principal Investigators (PIs) of CPDP. These are the following: Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
Prof. Dr. Martin Gaenszle
Prof. Dr. Novel Kishore Rai
Vishnu Singh Rai, MA
Prof. Dr. Elena Lieven
Dr. Sabine Stoll
All inquiries should be made by e-mail to the entire group of PIs.
3 This document incorporates and replaces the CPDP Product Management Policy which was decided on December 1, 2005 and it replaces the CPDP Code of Conduct that was valid between August 13, 2007 and December 31, 2011.
4 All regulations in this document are subsidiary to the regulations in the DOBES Code of Conduct.
5 This document is valid from January 1, 2012. It can be changed by the PIs of CPDP at any time by majority vote.

1. Data Use and Dissemination

Except for small excerpts used for illustrative purposes in scholarly work, no session can be used for commercial purposes or distributed or published or made available publicly (in libraries, on the web etc.) unless the PIs formally agree. As stipulated by the DOBES Code of Conduct, commercial use in addition needs formal agreement by the performer.
Explanation and illustration of the implications of this:
If a community member wants to distribute or publish a text, he or she must first gain consent from the PIs; or if an RA wants to print an entire text in an appendix of his or her thesis, he or she must first gain consent (which will normally be granted on the condition that the same text in the same shape and state will also be deposited in the archive). The reason for this regulation is that the PIs have set up a well-defined regulation of access rights, under monitoring by community representatives. Publishing entire sessions outside the CPDP Archive defeats these access rights regulations and also the monitoring by community representatives.

2. Proper Citation

All data, including small excerpts used for illustrative purposes in scholarly work, must be properly cited in line with standard scientific practice:

3. Authorship

Any person who is not PI and aims to publish work that makes direct use of material from the CPDP Archive is required to ask the PIs for permission to do so. This follows from the PIs' right to assign access levels, as specified in the Chintang and Puma Documentation Project (CPDP) Access Rights Regulations.